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universal background check. >> i'm joined by impact d.c. and republican strategist david winston. good morning. good to see both of you. >> good morning. >> there's no doubt, angela, that the numbers of gun owners who feel the way that wayne lapierre feels. >> the president has their polls. wayne lapierre does not. i remember in elementary school i had to take a current event class and i'm wondering if he's not paying attention to the news. we have newtown with 20 kids gone. and you have this new killer on the rampage in los angeles. at some point the gun laws can no longer control us. we have to control them. >> well, i wonder, too, david if they are tone deaf. universal background checks, which do seem, if anything, have the broadest support. take a listen. >> at first glance, there's nothing universal about it at all. but think about it, criminals won't be part of that universe. think about it. they will steal their guns. >> the polls are not on the nra side. 52% of americans support stricter gun control laws. overwhelming support for the universal background checks. 92%. 56% suppor
joined by republican strategist david winston. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the optics of this, angela. how important was it for the president to name another woman? >> i think extremely important, chris. it's very important that this cabinet in particular reflects the diversity of america. when you look at what the mission is of the department of interior, the fact that native peoples are a portion of their mission, it's important not only a woman, but a woman from washington state is in this role. >> she is a washington woman. the controversies -- the biggest controversy to deal with, david, is land management related to oil and gas rights. i mean, generally, we're going to make a broad statement here, republicans tend to be oil industry promotes, environmental activists tend to be democrats. is this someone who both sides might feel understands their position? >> i think that opportunity certainly is there, but obviously it's going to depend in terms of what he initial decisions are. at this point, one of the things that's clearly occurring and keeping thi
america. quacks on the next "washington journal.," david winston and steve mcmahon on issues facing congress. then a discussion on cybersecurity with larry clinton. president of the plowshares fund talks about north korea's nuclear weapons. >> militantly leaders testify on the budget cuts known as sic sequestration. witnesses include the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, deputy defense secretary ashton carter and other pentagon officials. this is two hours and 20 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets this morning to consider the impacts of sequestration and the full- year continuing resolution on the department of defense. we welcome deputy secretary of defense ash carter and chairman of the joint steve's of staff martin dempsey, -- joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey. undersecretary of defense, controller robert hale. vice chief of naval operations. general james amos. chief of staff of the air force , general mark welch. chief of the national guard bureau, general frank grass. i like to start by thanking all of you for your continue
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